According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, Feb. 23, the “water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 651.4 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 507 acre feet.” The reservoir can hold up to 1,100 acre feet of water.

 

Just a week earlier, the measurement had been 292 acre feet.

 

Avalon remains in Stage 3 water rationing, but the actual rations are expected to be reduced in the near future. Edison and Avalon city officials remain at odds over the size and location of possible water storage facilities. At present, the utility company has no place to store extra water created by the two desalination plants located on the Island.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, Feb. 16, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 643.7 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 292 acre-feet.”

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thrusday, Feb. 9, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 643.5 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 287 acre-feet.” Avalon city officials and the power company remain divided over the size and location of possible water storage facilities on the Island.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, Feb. 2, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 643.3 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 283 acre-feet.”

According to Southern California Edison, as of today, Friday, Jan. 20, “current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 636.0 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 137 acre-feet.”

 

That was a 4 acre foot increase from the Jan. 12 measurement, which was a 2 acre foot increase from the Jan. 5 measurement.

 

Catalina is currently in Stage 3 water rationing. The summer visitor season, which is vital the the Island’s economy, just months away. It is unlikely that the water level will rise to the Stage 2 level by the time the summer season starts.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday. Jan. 5, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 635.7 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 131 acre feet.” That is a 2-acre-foot increase from the previous measurement.

As of Friday, Dec. 30, according to Southern California Edison, the “water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 635.6 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 129 acre feet.” This was a 2-acre-foot increase from the Dec. 22 measurement of 127 acre feet, which was a 4-acre-foot increase from the previous measurement.

Early next year, the Planning Commission will review a proposal to require Southern California Edison to draw up a fresh water master plan. In related news, Edison’s desalination consultant has asked for more time to assess the utility’s options on Catalina.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Friday, Dec. 16, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 635.3 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 123 acre feet.” The measurement hasn’t changed since Nov. 17.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Friday, Dec. 9, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 635.3 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 123 acre-feet.” The water level has not changed since the last measurement was reported.